Malone Claims Final Weekly Honor
STANFORD, Calif. - Having captured the NCAA all-around and high bar titles to help guide Stanford to the 2021 national championship, junior Brody Malone has been named CGA National Gymnast of the Week.
Malone turned in an 85.064 in the all-around, edging 2021 Nissen-Emery Award winner Shane Wiskus (84.866) of Minnesota for the title. Malone hit for a season-best 14.466 to win the high bar championship, marking the fifth consecutive high bar title for Stanford. A career-best 14.366 on still rings (second overall) and a season-high 14.666 on floor also added to the stellar all-around total and nabbed All-America honors.
The native of Summerville, Ga. is the first NCAA men's gymnast to win the all-around title in his first two championship meets. He is also the first to win the all-around in back-to-back seasons since Michigan's Sam Mikulak (2013-14). With two individual national titles this year, Malone has tied the program record for the most in Stanford history with five – joining Steve Hug and Akash Modi.
The National Gymnast of the Week is the second of the year for Malone (March 30) and marks the fifth of his career.
Turning in its best score of the year at 414.521, Stanford captured its second consecutive men's gymnastics national title. The national crown is the seventh in program history, as the Cardinal also won it all in 2019, 2011, 2009, 1995, 1993 and 1992.